a creeping, dicotyledonous evergreen plant (Pyxidanthera barbulata) with small, leathery leaves and white, star-shaped flowers, native to the E U.S.
Origin of pyxiecontr. from the genus name
Either of two creeping prostrate evergreen plants (Pyxidanthera barbulata or P. brevifolia) having small white or pinkish flowers, native to the eastern United States. Also called pyxie-moss .
Origin of pyxieShortening and alteration of New Latin Pyxidanthera genus name Greek puxis puxid- box Greek anthera pollen ; see anther .